Scratch projects to support learning computer programming concepts
Learning computer programming concepts can be a bit tricky. The team at Coding Kids have developed a series of Scratch projects to help our students explore computer programming concepts. Some concepts can be a bit tricky to understand, but if we can explore them in a fun, visual and playful way, it is possible to pick up. See our list below to find Scratch projects that may suit your learning needs.
- Number lines – we play with Scratch cat on a number line, along the x-axis and the y-axis, separately
- XY coordinates – we play with Scratch cat on XY coordinates, to the size of the Scratch stage
- If statements & operators – we play with Scratch cat to understand how the if block and equality block works
- Event blocks – we experiment with various event blocks to see how it can trigger code to execute
- Variables – we play a Scratch game that helps us to calculate arithmetic using variables
- Count to 10 (repeat block) – we discover two ways to code up Scratch cat to count from 1 to 10, with and without a repeat block, and see how repeat blocks make code more efficient and easy to make changes
- Sequencing – we discover how a computer reads and executes instructions / commands
- Repeat & forever – we experiment with using repeat and forever blocks
- If block & touching – we play with conditional statements and collision detection (touching)
- Variables and player dashboard – we create multiple variables for a player dashboard, one variable increases in value the other variable decreases in value
- Strings and input – we play with saying strings, joining strings, and input (ask and answer blocks)
- Touching blocks – we play with different ways of sensing touching, sprites or colours
- Cloning: create, when I start as a clone, delete this clone – we explore how we can use cloning to create multiples of the same sprite by programming the original sprite and the cloned sprites.
- Broadcasting messages – we discover how one sprite can send messages to other sprites or backdrops and trigger them to start the execution of scripts
Learn about XY coordinates with Scratch cat.
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